life in chocolate

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Semisweet: Life in Chocolate Documentary Poster

The Story

Semisweet is a film that links stories of characters from across three continents who are connected solely by one simple thing: chocolate. It’s a story told through the personal journeys and lives of extraordinary characters. And, although their paths have never directly crossed, their lives are interwoven through that very unique and personal relationship with chocolate.


Written and Directed by Michael Allcock
Produced by Lalita Krishna
Cinematographer: Stan Barua
Directed by Dan Hawkes
Music by Ohad Benchetrit & Justin Small


Winner, Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program, Canadian Screen Award 2013

Nomination, Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival 2012

Selected Screening, Community Connections, DOC Toronto, 2013

Selected Screening, Festival Cinema Africano, Italy, 2013

Selected Screening, Durban International Film Festival, Durban, 2012